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Scientists have alerted that chilli peppers could help its consumers live longer. These are the findings of a new study published online in the journal ‘PLoS ONE’. Researchers from the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in the United States, U.S, used data from the National Health...

After reviewing 844 studies covering 8.69 million people in 154 countries, a new study shows that the global rate of hypertension and prehypertension rose significantly in the last 26 years. These findings are published in the ‘Journal of the American Medical Association’. The study report covering between 1990 and 2015 and published in the January 10, 2016 issue of...

An aspect of health care provision raising concerns among stakeholders is counterfeit drugs which have been blamed for high mortality in the country. Determined...

I like to describe sweet potatoes as the underrated super food in Nigeria and Africa. I spend a lot of my time giving dietary instructions and recommendations...

Leading dentists said managers who want to reward their staff should consider providing fruits and nuts instead of cakes which have been blamed for contributing to the current obesity epidemic and poor oral health. As part of efforts to discourage people from eating more cakes, dentists have urged office workers to cut out “cake culture” in 2017. They suggested that...

Prof. Isaac Adewole is the Minister of Health. In this interview, he speaks on activities being carried out to re-position the health sector in the last...

Going by the challenge posed by landmines in violence-ridden and war ravaged areas globally, scientists are developing a bone-replacement facility to address...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has projected that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030. Among other factors, a healthy diet, regular...

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has alerted that tobacco smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more...

Alcohol switches the brain into starvation mode, increasing hunger and appetite, scientists have discovered. In tests on mice, alcohol activated the brain...

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